Wednesday, October 7, 2015

FOUR MILLION PAGE VIEWS

Sometime yesterday, our little corner of the Internet reached a milestone...


When I started our blog a few years ago, this counter was ZERO.   

I still remember when the little counter flipped over to 1 and 2 for the first time.  I told 2nd Man "LOOK!  Someone visited the blog!".  

Then there were 100 and 1,000 and 10,000 and 100,000.  No way we could ever do much better than that, or so we thought.  

Then it was 1,000,000...

And then 2,000,000...

Just last February, we reached 3,000,000!

And now, not quite 8 months later, we have added another million!  That means we are currently averaging 125,000 page views per month.

You cannot even begin to understand what it means to us.  We get a lot of comments from you, some post them here, some email directly to us and of course, many visitors just come, stay a bit, read, and leave.  But you all keep coming back.  

We started this blog as a way to keep track of what we were doing at the farm, starting from scratch.  Thought it might be fun to share with friends and whoever else might want to come along for the ride.  Yet, here we are, four years later, well on our way toward getting to the farm full time.  Along the way, we've shared laughs, we've made friends (so many of you have touched us with personal emails and even surprise gifts that mean SO very much to us), we've shared dreams and hopes, failures and plan changes, even the loss of my Grandfather and our beloved cat Sydney.  We've changed jobs, bought more land, built buildings and fences, cleared new areas and raised vegetables and started beekeeping...and now we're about to move to an apartment downtown, the last step on our journey to the country!

It's been a great ride with so much more to come, we hope you'll hop into the passenger seat (it's a BIG car, LOL!) and stick around for the rest of the journey. 


We do believe it will be time for a giveaway soon in honor of this milestone!  Stay tuned!


43 comments:

  1. Congrats to you both - well done :)

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  2. 4 mil...that's amazing. Congratulations. Movinng? Like, to the farm for realsies?

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    1. Congratulations. I am not at all surprised at your success.

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    2. Ah, you might have missed a post a couple weeks back. We are putting our house in town on the market and downsizing but moving to an apartment. For our jobs we still need to stay in town but this will be the last stop before the farm!

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    3. Parsimony - Thank you very much for that!!

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  3. Congrats to you both!! Looking fwd to the next 4 mil ;)

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      Congratulations to such a great milestone.
      4 Million and still counting for years to come
      Colleen

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    2. Thank you Jewlz!!! We'll see how long THAT takes, ha.

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    3. Colleen - I have no idea, I think all the other posts are showing up fine. I did read something when googling about some computers and their cache files getting too full and it does someting to comments but I didn't really understand it enough. Hang in there we'll figure it out.

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    1. Thanks, we are still surprised, ha.

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    1. I know, right? Crazy numbers! Thank you!

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  6. So happy for you. Continued success and best wishes from Ontario, canada

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    1. Well thank you for that, it means a lot!

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  7. Congratulations! I found your blog through the Octoberfarm Blog and even tho I rarely write a comment, I wouldn't miss a day to visit you. I grew up on a farm in central Illinois in the '50's so have so many wonderful memories of farm life. So I just love reading about all of your adventures regarding starting your own farm life. Looking forward to following along and wishing you continued success! :)

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    1. Well what a sweet comment, thank YOU. Stick around, I think the best is yet to come! :-)

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  8. ay yi yi! congrats!

    (and here I was a month ago celebrating 60,000; pittance, I tells ya!)

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    1. Ha, we were there, you'll get here, just keep it up!!! Thank you very much!!

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  9. Congratulations, but I'm not surprised... good people attract other good people. =)

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    1. Well that's a nice thing to say, thank you!!!!

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  10. This post made me start singing___"Popular" from Wicked

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    1. LOVE that musical!!! Thanks for that!!

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  11. Congratulations! I don't always comment but visit every day......just nosey as to what is going on the other side of the world!!

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    1. Be nosey anytime, we'll be here!!! Thank you!!

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  12. Congrats. I love visiting with you. You're bringing your dreams to life. We should all be so lucky. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. Wow, that was very sweet, thank you. Much appreciated!!

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  13. It's been a blast to watch your progress on so many levels. It's hearing from you every day and knowing you're doing well and you're happy (and sad) and productive. Congratulations! I can't wait 'til you reach a billion!

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    1. Ha, more happy than sad, and mostly productive but not always, ha.

      A BILLION?? Sending that out to the Universe!

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  14. Congrats! That is a pretty staggering number :)

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    1. We look at it and are just as surprised most all the time, ha. Thank you!

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  15. Congrats guys!! Count me in for a seat in the car. I'm loving the journey!!!

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  16. Yay!!!! I may not always comment but I do visit everyday! If there isn't a new post everyday, I actually panic a little. Much love to y'all :)

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    1. Well it's not like you don't have a thousand other things going on, right? Ha. So glad you are along for the ride as well. Love back to you! (and thanks for worrying about us!). Unless I'm sick there should be at least one post every day. And if I'm sick, or there is a computer glitch, I'll always try to post a heads up. :-)

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  17. The pleasure is all ours! Y'all are awesome...I don't comment much as I don't have much to contribute, but I just love your blog.

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